Excerpt from Social Non-Conformity: An Analysis of Four Hundred and Twenty Cases of Delinquent Girls and Women
The Philadelphia Committee was established to represent the Commission on Training Camp Activities, Law Enforcement Division, in protective and preventive work with women and girls involved with soldiers and sailors near a large military center. It has enlarged its scope to make surveys and reports of various conditions affecting its field. It has also supplied women officers with police power to warn, take home or arrest girls under twenty one who are found picking up men on the streets or in the parks. The cases are followed up by the Committee's workers with the five case societies of the city which deal with girls The Girls' Aid; (2) The Catholic Children's Bureau; (3) The Personal Service Bureau (jewish); (4) The Association for the Protection of Colored Women; (5) The white-williams Foundation (for girls of school age).
Four hundred and twenty cases which came under the Committee's notice from these agencies, from the officers on the streets and from the reports from the courts - Federal, Municipal Misdemeanants and Municipal Criminal - are studied in the following tables. This group represents a complete cross-section of sex delinquency among girls involved with men in the service during the period covered - from October 1, 1918, to February 1, 1919.
These cases range from the girl who was taken home by a woman protective officer with the warning not to pick up sailors on Market Street to the prostitutes arrested in a raid by the United States Department of Justice. However, all are alike in that they have failed in some degree to conform to the social standards governing sex relations. This study attempts to discover by statistical and individual analysis some tendencies in the group which may indicate some factors contributing to the failure.
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